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Climbing News [ Earlier News Items | Add ]
13-Jan-2018 Logan Barber does Aussie new hardest trad crack.
Australian climber Logan Barber has established the hardest pure crack climb in Australia, Japanese Deep Freeze (31/5.13d), at Mt. Buffalo, Victoria.

The short, power-endurance line, which has remained an open project since the 1990s, involves a shallow, flaring 0.75 granite crack on overhanging terrain and challenging gear placements.

After their successful ascents of Shark Hunt, Barber and Vertrees shifted their attention to Japanese ... [ More ]
26-Oct-2017 New Nose record 2:19:44

http://www.elcapreport.com/content/elcap-report-102117-new-nose-record ... [ More ]
3-Sep-2017 Adam Ondra climbs World's first 9c?
Information from UKClimbing.com
NEWSFLASH: Adam Ondra climbs ... [ More ]

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25/10/2018-7:00p:30pm - VCC Club Nights @ Gravity Worx (October)
Location: Gravity Worx Indoor Climbing Gym
Leader: Mark Rippingale
Details: The VCC are holding regular Club Nights at Gravity Worx Indoor Climbing Gym. For 2018 these will be held fortnightly on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. We will be climbing on Thursday the 11th and 25th October. These Club Nights are relaxed and informal. The idea is that you can come along without a climbing partner and join in with other VCC members. It gives you the opportunity to meet other VCC members and find regular climbing partners. Or you could climb without a partner using one of the 16 auto-belays available. Perfect for those wanting to do some endurance training. Continuous climbing on these tall walls will certainly do the trick. Gravity Worx sets new routes very regularly, so it is an excellent venue for training your onsighting skills too. Mark Rippingale will be the official 'Trip Leader' on these VCC Nights. So find Mark when you arrive and have signed in. There is no need to contact Mark prior to these nights - just turn up ready to climb. For these VCC Nights, the cost of entry for VCC members is $15, plus gear if needed. This is a heavily discounted entry for VCC members. Beginners are most welcome. Photos: Trip Leader Mark Rippingale Michael O'Reilly using some fancy footwork on a Green 25 at Gravity Worx last year. Gravity Worx Climbing Gym: Phone:03 9350 1789 http://www.gravityworx.com.au/ [ More ]
27/10/2018
to 28/10/2018
End of the Month @ Araps/Djurite - October
Location: Mount Arapiles
Leader: Amber Blodgett
Details: Spring time means flowering wattles, warmer weather and still great friction what better reason is there to visitMt Arapilesin October? Spring at Arapiles can provide some stunning climbing. Enjoy the sun on the Watchtower slabs, Pharos or on the sunny side of Mitre Rock. Get up (reasonably) early and catch the warming rays on the nearby classicsand well-worn trade routes in the Organ Pipes. Maybe explore some new areas. You might even need to find some shade! We will be camping in The Pines, close to the action. There is no better rock to fondle than the hard quartzite of Arapiles, so contact your Trip Leader, Amber Blodgett,to register your interest. These EOM@Araps/Djurite trips are intended for all levels of climbers, however Beginner spaces will be limited by the number of experienced leaders who come along. It is recommended that Beginners contact the Trip Leader as soon as possible. All intending participants must contact the trip leader prior to the trip. Please send through some details about your experience and climbing gear and hopefully we'll see you there.   Photos: Trip Leader Amber Blodgett and the Organ Pipes at sunrise. [ More ]
27/11/2018
to 02/12/2018
Learn2Lead Course - FINAL 2018 Course
Location: Mt Arapiles/Djurite
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: The final Learn2Lead Course for 2018 has been organised to run at Mt Arapiles/Djurite, starting at the end of November. It will run from Tuesday 27th November until Sunday 2nd December, 2018. The VCC offers this course exclusively to members. Take the next step. Learn to lead climb using natural protection, have fun and get home safely: Exclusive to VCC members 6 days qualified instruction All equipment, including trad gear, provided Only 4 participants are on the course.   What you will learn: Lead climbing using natural protection Setting up belay stations and descending from the cliff Multi-pitch considerations Protecting the second. Course pre-requisites: You should be able to safely belay and second a lead climber outdoors You must be a currentVCC member. Total cost: $695 per person, including GST. Note: Parks Victoria Camping Fees at Mt Arapiles ($5:30 per person per night), Food and Transport are not included in this price. The course is organised by the VCC, and is run over 6 consecutive days by a qualified private provider. Contact Michael OReilly, the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, as soon as possible to secure your place. There are only 4 places available on any Learn2Lead Course. Your place on the course will only be confirmed upon payment of a non-refundable and non-transferrable $195 deposit. The balance of the payment needs to be made at least4 weeks prior to the start of the course.     Photos: Michael's trad rack and a hex placement.           [ More ]
17/08/2019
to 18/08/2019
Winter Camp 2019 - Mt Feathertop
Location: Mt Feathertop
Leader: Philipp Hammes
Details: This year Game of Thrones will be back and we'll be back at Mt Feathertop. Together with the New Zealand Alpine Club we'll rock the Backcountry Event you really don't want to miss! Youve done some rock-climbing and want to step it up? Youre thinking about doing a Technical Mountaineering Course? You want to climb the Himalayas? You're a seasoned mountaineer and just want to enjoy a great weekend in the snow? This is EXACTLY the right trip for you. Hopefully you can join us hiking up Bungalow Spur, or across the Razorback (whatever ticks your fancy), and meet at Federation Hut for a fluffy snow camp. There you have the choice between: Just enjoying winter wonderland and cooking some snow OR Joining the mountaineers and practising self-arrest, building a Swiss pulley system and doing other weird things. For this option youll need an ice-axe, crampons and a climbing helmet at a bare minimum. If you havent attended a previous VCC Mountaineering trip or Winter Camp, there will be a mandatory mid-week briefing in Melbourne prior to the trip. This trip is suitable for all levels of experience, with limited spaces for beginners. The trip leaders - Anna, Matt, Petey and Philipp - have done all kinds of crazy stuff and some of them are also Alpine SAR Victoria members. You will be in safe hands. If you're new to snow-camping, please get in touch with us. There are a lot of things to consider which we will address at the briefing, however it doesn't hurt to get a heads-up on the gear requirements. More details regarding theMountaineering Season 2019 will be released once were done with the planning. Feel free to email us any questions in the meantime Winter is coming. DAH DA DUH DA DAH DUH DA DA DA (dadadadadadadadadadadadaada) To secure your place self-register via this web-form: https://goo.gl/forms/q7NaavU2PU9aaXcQ2 Cheers Anna, Matt, Petey and Philipp [ More ]


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